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Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 autobiographical film which tells the story of Ron Kovic, a paralyzed Vietnam War veteran who became an anti-war activist. It stars Tom Cruise, Bryan Larkin , Raymond J. Barry , Tom Berenger, Caroline Kava .
It won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Film Editing. It was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Cruise), Best Cinematography, Best Music, Original Score, Best Picture, Best Sound and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
USA: Rated R for strong violence, sex-related situations and strong uses of the four-letter words.
Tom Paxton also wrote a song based on the book Born on the Forth of July.
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